The Wheel of Time will spin for a long time, thanks to Amazon Prime Video’s confirmation of a renewal six months before the show’s premiere in November 2021. Just before the first finale aired, TVLine spoke with Vernon Sanders, Amazon Studios’ Head of Global TV, about the reasons behind the early announcement. “After witnessing the level of craftsmanship in the episodes and chatting with [showrunner] Rafe [Judkins] about where future seasons will go, we realized we had something that will last a long time for us.” We took our time to make sure we were making the correct decision because these are big investments, but it’s paying off now.” Thanks to Rafe and his incredible crew, as well as Rosamund [Pike as Moiraine] and the rest of the cast.”
The Wheel of Time is already the most-watched original series on Amazon Prime Video in 2021, demonstrating that those investments have already paid off. Season 2 will continue to be influenced by author Robert Jordan’s original book series, which bodes well for Season 2. Join us here at Digital Spy as we cast a foresight spell to discover what happens next in Season 2 of The Wheel of Time for Rosamund Pike’s Moiraine and her magical allies.
If you’ve been following the show’s news, you’re probably aware that it’s already been renewed for a second season. Amazon Studios stated that the show would earn a second season even before it began. So get ready to delve deeper into the Wheel’s World.
When will the second season of The Wheel of Time premiere on Amazon Prime Video?
The new season of the hit fantasy show is expected to premiere on Amazon Prime Video in the spring or summer of 2022. In an interview with TVLine, Amazon Studios co-head Vernon Sanders revealed some exciting news based on the late author Robert Jordan’s novel series. Rafe Judkins, the showrunner, has already sent him the initial cuts of the first episode of the next season, he claimed. Vernon also expressed his excitement for the viewers to see what the show’s upcoming season has in store for them.
Vernon also stated that with the release of The Wheel of Time Season 2 and the Lord of the Rings prequel series, both of which are planned to premiere on September 2, 2022, the platform will be “careful.” He stated that the two stories are significantly different in terms of plot and that they are both ‘aware’ of the genre’s devotees.
He also stated that shows such as The Expanse, The Boys, Carnival Row, and others of the same genre will be available on the OTT platform. Rosamund Pike, Ceara Coveney, Meera Syal, Natasha O’Keeffe, and other performers will reprise their roles in The Wheel of Time Season 2. In addition to Arnas Fedaravicius, Guy Roberts, and Gregg Chillingirian, the future season will feature Arnas Fedaravicius, Guy Roberts, and Gregg Chillingirian. The show’s second season trailer is expected to be released soon, and fans are excited. Because season 2 filming began before season 1 ended, fans should expect to see the teaser shortly.
Who will return for The Wheel of Time Season 2?
Almost the entire major cast of The Wheel of Time will return for Season 2, including:
Moiraine is played by Rosamund Pike.
Rand is played by Josha Stradowski.
Lan is played by Daniel Henney.
Perrin is played by Marcus Rutherford.
Egwene is played by Madeleine Madden, and Nynaeve is played by Zo Robins.
Recurring cast members like Sophie Okonedo as Siuan, Kate Fleetwood as Liandrin, and Kae Alexander as Min are virtually guaranteed to return in Season 2. As yet unnamed characters, Natasha O’Keeffe (Peaky Blinders) and Meera Syal (Broadchurch), have joined the cast. The most significant change in Season 2 of Wheel of Time is a recasting of a now-familiar character rather than a new character or a tough storyline. Despite giving a strong performance as Mat Cauthon, a fan favorite, Amazon has confirmed that actor Barney Harris will not be returning for the second season.
The news was released before the launch of the first season. The reason for the recasting has remained a mystery to the creatives behind and in front of the camera. Dónal Finn, star of The Witcher, takes Harris’ place. Apart from Finn, Ceara Coveney will make her debut as fan-favorite Elayne Trakand, whose path is very similar to Rand’s. Fans of the novels may have been surprised to learn that she did not appear in the first season, even though she is introduced in the first book, The Eye of the World.
What Is The Plot Of Season 2 Of Wheel Of Time?
As the penultimate episode reveals, Rand is the Dragon Reborn. His secret lineage will be revealed as the series goes, as hinted at in the flashback scene of a redheaded, pregnant warrior in a fight in the seventh episode. The rest of the Two Rivers Ta’veren (those with direct control over time’s threads) will have to discover out who they are as individuals. Egwene and Nynaeve must determine whether or not to learn how to become Aes Sedai at The White Tower.
The showrunner appears to be consciously splicing together moments from multiple books to help the story flow near the end of the first season. These changes, on the other hand, will have a direct impact on how and what they utilize to design the second season from the second book, The Great Hunt. Mat (even with a new face) will be able to further bind himself to history through his inability to keep his hands off of classical relics, while Rand grapples with his role as the Dragon Reborn should play out regardless of changes.
Egwene, Nynaeve, and Elayne’s stories may be revised, if not altogether rewritten. They travel to the White Tower in the novel to learn to become Aes Sedai, although this might be pushed to the backburner or deemed unnecessary, especially if the program prioritizes Lan and Nynaeve’s relationship. Similarly, it’ll be fascinating to see whether they examine the prospect of Egwene being kidnapped by the Seanchan and held captive as a channeling lady. It’s one of the aspects of the books that hasn’t aged well, and if the show adopts it, it’ll be interesting to see how sensitively they handle her story if it plays a large role in the plot.
Because there are 14 novels in the original series, and that’s a lot of material to sort through, this program needs to be bigger, bolder, and more expansive going ahead. The first season is based on the first novel, The Eye of the World, and the second book, The Great Hunt, as well as the boxset, can be purchased separately or simply the first three novels here.
Thankfully, showrunner Rafe Judkins appears to be up to the task, telling Deadline that he expects the program to last eight seasons, stating, “I always have to approach it as if we’re going to get to tell the whole story that’s in the books.” If we don’t approach it that way, we’ll set ourselves up to fail, and these books have such a satisfying conclusion. If people like it and Amazon wants to do more, I’d love to expand this universe even more.”
When will The Wheel of Time’s second season be released?
While no release date has been set, we do know that filming for The Wheel of Time’s second season began before the show’s premiere in July 2021. If the timeline for the first season is any indication, the second series might premiere as early as February 2022. Season 2 hasn’t been given much information, but we do know that it will have eight episodes, much like the first.’A Taste of Solitude’ is the title of the first episode of the second season. This was disclosed in May 2021 via a tweet from the official The Wheel of Time account.
When will the trailer for the second season of The Wheel of Time be released?
Season two began filming before the previous season had even finished airing on Amazon Prime Video, indicating that new content will be available soon. A teaser should be published online by Spring 2022. And you can bet your fantasy-loving arse that when it does, this trailer will be shown right here on Digital Spy. The Wheel of Time is available on Amazon Prime Video, with new episodes released on Fridays every week.